Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, human space endeavors have rapidly evolved. On this program, Dr. Martin Collins discussed the history of the space age. Topics: science, space, history Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
The expedition of Vasco Da Gama are often overshadowed by that of Columbus. But, these voyages perhaps more than those of Columbus changed the course of history. On this program, Nigel Cliff discussed how Vasco Da Gama turned the tide in a centuries-old clash of civilizations. Topics: science, expedition, history, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
The history of neuroscience is still in a relative infancy compared with other sciences. On this episode, Tom Jackson discusses an illustrates history of the brain. Topics: science, groks, neuroscience, history, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
In this episode we interview Lydia Pyne about her new book Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Fossils. It is an exploration of the many facets of scientific communication and knowledge as highlighted by seven famous ancient human skeletons. Topics: science, humans, fossils, knowledge, history Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
In this episode, we interview Steve Silberman about his book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. This is book is a very readable and engaging narrative through the history of autism and how it shapes the present. Topics: autism, history, neurodiversity, science, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
What does mythology tell us about the scientific environment of those who created them? On this episode, Matt Kaplan discussed the science of the magical. Topics: science, mythology, History, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Sugar may seem like a common household ingredient, however the tortuous history and science behind the establishment of sugar has had global effects. On this program, Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos discussed how sugar changed the world. Topics: science, sugar, history, technology, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
The interaction between humans and animals has varied dramatically throughout human history. Animals have been seen as spiritual figures, servants, food, and pampered pets. On this episode, Brian Fagan discusses how animals have shaped our history and how our conception of them has changed over time. Topics: animals, history, brian fagan, groks science show Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Meat is a staple of the diet of many cultures, but its use may be outweighed by many factors. On this episode, Marta Zaraska discussed the history of our obsession with meat. Topics: science, groks, meat, diet, history Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
What are the origins of moral behaviors in humans? Did they spontaneously emerge or are there precursors in the natural history of human evolution? On this program, Prof. Christopher Boehm discussed our moral origins. Topics: science, morality, anthropology, natural history, grok Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Ants are amazing creatures due to their variety, ubiquity, and complexity of behavior. And, they share many unique features with humans. On this program, Mark Moffett discussed his adventures among ants. Topics: science, ants, myrmecology, entomology, biology, natural history, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
The history of ancient human civilization is mysterious almost by definition. While many archaeologists agree with the general timeline taught in school, others believe something is drastically wrong with this theory. On this episode, journalist Graham Hancock presents an alternative story of civilization’s past. using evidence from geology, archaeology, and global myths Topics: Graham Hancock, geology, archaeology, history, ancient, civilization, comet, atlantis Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Several recent books walk the reader through human history by describing the history of specific objects or commodities such as salt, cod, coffee, and even the lowly toothpick. In today's episode, Tom Jackson joins us to discuss his new series of books, Ponderables. This series walks readers through history alongside the elements, the universe, and mathematics, with more to come. Topics: Groks, Groks Science Show, elements, universe, mathematics, history, Tom Jackson, Ponderables,...
Have you ever had the feeling that you're being watched? Dr. Julie Horvath from the Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has that feeling every day; she and her lab are in the middle of a museum and viewable to the thousands of people who pass by every day. We talk to Dr. Horvath about her work, her lab, and how the Nature Research Center inspires and educates. Topics: Nature Research Center, Museum, Natural History, North Carolina, Julie Horvath, Groks, Science,...
Bletchley Park was the center of codebreaking in the United Kingdom during World War II. It was also a place for young men and women to meet, sing, dance, act, and socialize. Sinclair McKay joins us to discuss his book, The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There. Topics: Bletchley Park, Sinclair McKay, Groks, Science, Enigma, Codebreaking, Social history, World War II
With the rapid advances in genetic technology, the history of the genetic revolution is often forgotten. On this program, James Schwartz discussed the history of the gene from Darwin to DNA. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: science, biology, genetics, DNA, Darwin, evolution, history, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast